The Newsroom

TV review by Kari Croop, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 15+

Newsy drama targets adults; some drinking, mature themes.

HBO Drama 2012

Parents say

age 14+

Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 13+

Based on 6 reviews

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age 14+

Another politically savvy, richly written Aaron Sorkin hit!

Great Aaron Sorkin script and some great acting. This is for teens or more mature young teens. The conflict in the story is the team at the news room trying to stay true to their values of real reporting, and how that is continually challenged by management and the deteriorating environment in news reporting, including public expectations and consumption of pop news. The story is a morality play on ethics and staying true to what you believe in even when it is hard...when what you believe in is right. Great themes for discussing with your teen. In addition, real news stories are embedded in the storyline, adding to the opportunity to put news events in context with political and social trends and how these events effect the counry, politics and individual views.

This title has:

Great messages
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

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